Ginetta G55 Hits The Racetrack


The new Ginetta G55 racing car has undergone its first test at Silverstone National.

Boasting a 3.7 litre Ford engine, Hewland gearbox, cool air induction kit, up-rated front and rear brakes, new exhaust system and stunning new bodywork with improved aerodynamics, the retail price has been set at £75,000 - hopefully making the G55 a cost-effective stepping stone into GT3 racing, the company says.

Teams running the current Ginetta G50, which has won multiple GT4 championships worldwide, will be able to upgrade their existing car to the new G55 for £25,000 or take advantage of a new part-exchange system.


"The G50 has dominated GT4 since its launch 2 years ago and proved itself as a real stepping stone into the GT4 arena. By introducing the G55 into the new Ginetta GT Supercup, I want to broaden Ginetta's offering to all drivers expanding our career ladder even further and offering a route into GT3 - whilst still providing an affordable way to enjoy top level racing," says Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson.

The first customer cars will be delivered in two weeks' time, we're told, but sadly there are no plans to produce a road-going version of Ginetta's latest machine.

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  • Stew2000 04 Mar 2011

    All this time of me posting on the forum, it finally gets some real news. biggrin

  • Munter 04 Mar 2011

    While I do like Ginetta. I find it disappointing that Ginettas cars never end up as road cars. It adds something to the racing when you see a car (visually) like the one that passed you on the motorway at 1000leptons on the way to the circuit, dicing with one you saw last week.

    Should be good fun to watch the Ginettas on the BTCC weekends again though.

  • Obiwonkeyblokey 04 Mar 2011

    Im sure that the G50 was offered as a road car and is perhaps still available as a road car. I know Ive seen a couple in paddocks around the UK - most probably Ginettas own cars. However it requires people to come up with circa 60-70k of their own money which has been difficult recently not to mention for a low volume manaufacturer.

    Fantastic work with the racecars though.

  • Graham 04 Mar 2011

    Not quite sure how it can be a GT racer without any road cars.. Having had a close look at them though they would be more of a track day road car than a daily driver without a lot of mods.

    imho there should at least be some road cars possibly based on the size of the company.


    cracking looking car though, and there is certainly a fantastic number of g50's racing.


  • andy97 04 Mar 2011

    Obiwonkeyblokey said:
    Im sure that the G50 was offered as a road car and is perhaps still available as a road car. I know Ive seen a couple in paddocks around the UK - most probably Ginettas own cars. However it requires people to come up with circa 60-70k of their own money which has been difficult recently not to mention for a low volume manaufacturer.

    Fantastic work with the racecars though.
    Hmmm, I have seen "factory prototype roadcars" on display in paddocks of various race tracks but I have never seen one driven on the road (not even to and from said race paddocks!) & I don't remember seeing any road tests by the usual magazines.

    I think the G50/ G55 etc are fantastic cars but its a bit of a scam IMHO to race them in British / European GT4 etc when you can't buy a genuine road car version. (same is true of the Mosler & Ascari, I suppose, although I do think a very small number of road cars may have been built)

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